Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Boruch Hashem over 300 people merited spending Simchas Torah with the Rav in Amsterdam. The good Mayor of Amsterdam allowed for a local Jewish school to be opened for the masses, mattresses were brought and whoever didn't have accommodations slept and ate in the hall of the school. On Simchas Torah morning the Rav came for Yom Tov davening - which went on together with hakafos until the night without a break - it was me'in olam habah. The locals, doing the mitzvah of hachnasas orchim b'hidur brought over their yom tov meals for the many guests and also merited sharing the simchas hachag in the presence of the Tzaddik - there was no shortage of festivities and happiness.
At the same time thousands of Rabbi Berlands students celebrated Simchas Torah in Jerusalem with the hope and prayer that they will soon merit rejoicing with their Rav in the Holy City. ותחזנה עינינו בשובך לציון ברחמים...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
It is not yet known what will be Simchas Torah. As of now it depends on finding a place where everyone can be and that the Rav can come to for davening and hakafos. We are open towards suggestions as well as donations for renting a hall firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
All this was carefully planned by the rodfim from Israel in order to harm the Rabbi's image and the influence he has on people. See also this article in the South African Jewish Report published about half a year ago. But the more they unabashedly chase the Rav the more the truth is being revealed and people are starting to understand what is truly happening here.
However, they still have not learned their lesson. The same techniques that were used before are being used again in Holland. After being shamefully turned down three times in court and lastly in their attempt to get the Rabbi away from his followers during the holidays, a time when he attracts the most following (note: all their major attempts in which they succeeded in expelling the Rav from Morocco, Zimbabwe and Johannesburg were around holiday time), the enemies of the Rav are once again fighting full-force through the media both in Holland and in nearby Belgium where many of his students are staying. They are again trying to influence all major media outlets as well influential people in the Jewish community.
Thank G-d the Judicial system in Europe is fairer than that of the previous places and the Judges clearly saw through these blackmail attempts and judged honestly without caving in to local pressure. For the most part the locals are pleased to have the chassidim, but as always the peaceful ones are not the most vocal, and the media always likes a juicy story that will raise ratings. Thankfully there are a majority of pure-hearted honest people in the world who don't quickly fall for the way the media portrays people.
The next step for Rabbi Berlands lawyer Sharon Nahari is to release the requirement of the Rav to sign daily to prove he is staying in Holland and eventually to have him free to travel wherever he wishes.
As for Israel - it's only a matter of time until the current Government collapses, when that happens Rabbi Berland will return to lead his followers and all the Jewish people - given the respect deserving of a king. His ideals or Torah, prayer, and peace can then be spread without impediment.
"ביום ההוא יהיה ה' אחד ושמו אחד"
Monday, October 6, 2014
Update: The courts ruling - Israels appeal permanently rejected. Rabbi Berland remains a free man in Holland
Minutes ago the court in Holland issued a final ruling against the appeal of Israel Police and Rabbi Berland will remain a free man in Amsterdam. The extradition hearing is set for November 17th when Israel Police will try it's luck again.
"וחסידים ברינה יגילו..."
And the chassidim celebrate...
Hundreds are expected to accompany the Rav for the holiday of Succos...
Sunday, October 5, 2014
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Listen to Yaron Yamin who was present at the court hearing this past Wednesday discuss the how Israel Police tried for an appeal to have the Rabbi behind bars for the holidays and how they were denied. Ex. 41
Listen to a talmid of the Rav Berland who was present on one of the two buses which made their way from Uman to the Island of Texel describe the 50 hour trip and the arrangements at the Island for the upcoming holiday of Yom Kippur. Ex. 41
Listen to Rabbi Berlands 24 minute torah lesson which he gave to the first busload of followers upon thier arrival at 2:00am. Ex. 21
Listen to a talmid talk about how it was to be with the Rav on Yom Kippur Ex 41
And much more...
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It should also be noted how the Israeli Justice system works for those who are not familiar and how people with power can use it to their advantage (this is taken from a comment of one of the news sites): Israel still keeps convenient laws on the books from not only the British Mandate period but even Turkish rule such as the “administrative detention” rule that you can be put under imprisonment for six months before they are even obligated to bring charges! They pulled this one multiple times on Rav Kahane because just as we see with Rav Berland they didn’t like the large influence he had on people.
Look also at what happened with Avigdor Leiberman – because he’s a big political enemy of the left they put him under investigation for 13 YEARS after which they finally admitted they didn’t have enough evidence to go forward. What kind of valid criminal investigation goes on for almost a decade and a half without being able to produce sufficient evidence for a trial? It took several months to identify and finally locate the killers of the 3 kodshim, yet after about a week they managed to arrest the guys who killed the arab teen – and strangely enough they were not allowed to speak to an attorney until AFTER they agreed to confess. It is obvious that anyone with an open eye can see how police in this country are agenda driven.